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Picture Credit: Twitter

Justin Gaethje is an American Professional Mixed Martial Artist (MMA), who currently competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fight Championship (UFC). Gaethje began to practice wrestling when he was just four-year-old kid and started practicing for MMA when he was in college only and turned into a professional in 2011. Gaethje joined WSOF (World Series of Fighting) in 2013.

Gaethje came into contact with MMA as a freshman at the University of Northern Colorado, when he wrestled UFC fighters such as Georges St Pierre, Clay Guida, and Donald Cerrone. He holds a bachelor's degree in human services from the University of Northern Colorado. 

Date of Birth: 14 Nov 1988
Age: 34 years
Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Division: Lightweight (MMA)

Justin Gaethje's net worth is expected to be around USD 4 million as of now. Justin Gaethje started to get big payments through MMA once he joined WSOF in 2013, where he started earning US 55,000, and later in the next year his earnings got doubled with figures of USD 1,02,000 in 2014, and in 2020 his salary crossed USD 2 million. As of now recently his salary stands at USD 6,52,000. 

In 2018, Gaethje's net worth reached more than USD one million, and in 2020 his worth crossed more than USD three million. Gaethje's largest salary for a single fight was against Khabib Nurmagomedov where he was able to earn a total of USD 1.2 million.

Gaethje in his career has endorsed brands like Gains in Bulk, Saratoga Casinos, Gladiators Unleashed, Bulge Clothing, and ONX Sport. He himself has started an apparel brand named Violent 1. Through PPV (Pay Per View) bouts, he has earned a total amount of USD 17,75,000 overall. 

Justin Gaethje owns a pretty car collection which includes likes of Nissan Titan XD, a Subaru WRX STI and a Premium Plus. 

Records and Achievements:
* Won Interim UFC Lightweight Championship once in May 2020.
* Defended his WSOF belt five times (5 consecutive title defenses).
* Won Performance of the Night award four times in UFC.
* Won Fight of the Night award seven times in UFC.
* Won 24 out of 28 games in MMA overall. Overall, 19 out of his 24 wins came through knockout.
* Only fighter in UFC history to win at least one fight night bonus in each of his first seven appearances.
* Won several awards for his fight against Dustin Poirier in 2018 & Michael Chandler in 2021.
* Won first 18 out of 18 matches consecutively against other opponents in his MMA career.
* Only player to win six titles in WSOF lightweight category.
* Ranked number 3 player in UFC lightweight rankings as of May 2022.